- Although the Independence Day has always been celebrated on July 4th, the Continental Congress voted for Independence on July 2nd.
- The Pilgrims didn’t try to establish religious freedom in America. On the contrary, non-Puritans were banned from the newly-formed colonies.
- Unlike the popular belief, the victims of witch trials in Salem were not burned but put to death by hanging. It was believed to be the correct way of killing a witch.
- Thanks to Henry W. Longfellow’s poem, most people think that Paul Revere warmed militia about the attack of the British troops. In truth, he got detained by a British patrol, and Samuel Prescott accomplished the task.
- Despite the image formed by Hollywood movies, the USA didn’t bring about the end of World War 2. More than 80% of Germany’s battle losses took place on the Eastern front.
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